From Miss Deco: Using our five wedding colors, we made pillows for our wedding reception. They will go on the wonderfulDurhamMuseumbenches in the main lobby where our reception will be held and to go on lounge furniture in the ballroom, to tie the rooms together. That puts the final pillow count at 50!
We chose 6 fabrics in one shopping trip here inOmaha. With coupons and in-store specials, the price wasn’t too bad. Next was the hard part: Pillow Fills. Local stores had 14×14 pillow fills for $5-$10 each. Totally bummed that this fun project was going to cost way too much, I turned to the internet. A blog mentioned there are pillow fills at IKEA for $1.99.
Since IKEA wouldn’t ship, my parents said they’d pick up all 50 fills from theMinneapolislocation on their long weekend there. The last step had turned out to be the easiest thanks to a co-worker who specializes in quilting. She had Mr. Deco and I set up on an assembly line cutting and ironing the fabric while she sewed the pillow covers together. We were able to make 26 in 3 hours!! They are turning out better than I had hoped!!
These directions are for a 13” pillow form. Adjust size of pieces accordingly.
- iron fabricto smooth out any creases
- Cut fabric into 3 pieces (14×14, 11×14, 8×14)
- Surge one end of the 11×14 and 8×14
- Fold the surged ends in about half inch and iron on both pieces.
- Place fabric pieces right sides together with backs overlapping and sew with a ½” seam
- Right side out the pillow case and Fit onto pillow.